Monday, February 1, 2010

My Sanctuary....

When this challenge was posted, many thoughts went through my mind... first to bird sanctuaries, those associated with 'religion' and hiding spots as a child. When hurt or frightened, the 'sanctuary' was home. I left home when I was 16 years and 7 months old, hence the 'sanctuary' I had known was not easily accessible. It then changed to reading. As the years ensued, I enjoyed many hours of reading and many, many books. Since nothing stays the same, I had to really think and narrow this down so I could put it into a 12" x 12" piece of fiber art. A thorough search revealed my husband of nearly 30 years and my marriage are truly my sanctuary. I have my husband to take life's brunt, he is so kind and protective of me.Together we enjoy a vast variety of pleasures, not the least being the time we spend together in our little back garden, listening and watching the birds. We often comment... 'this is our little sanctuary here on earth'.
My piece uses a photograph of the garden with the simple two hearts [that beat as one]
to portray 'My Sanctuary'.


  1. Sweet story and lovely piece. The colors are so peaceful - I can imagine myself walking through the garden. (SusanH)

  2. Yes, this gives a feeling of sweet peacefulness.

  3. What a lovely revealing of your sanctuary. And look at the colors we share in our sanctuaries. You did a great job. Helen Moreda

  4. Lovely colors. It makes me want to sit awhile in your garden. Nice work.